Can we get real for a minute (or ten)? Throughout my time on Facebook, I have seen numerous friends or family apologize for the amount of pictures or statuses they post or are going to post throughout the day or an event. I’m sure you’ve noticed it too. Can you all do me a favor? STOP. Stop apologizing for your Facebook posts.
I am the type of person who will say sorry for being sorry, so I get it. Ask anyone, or at least the ones who know me really well. It just seems weird to me to apologize for posting what you want on your Facebook page. If people don’t want it in their newsfeed, they can unfollow or go to the extreme and unfriend.
But really, I have to say that I am one of those serial ‘likers’. We may not talk a ton or see each other a ton but if one of your posts happens to show up in my newsfeed, I will most likely use one of the Facebook reactions to show my feelings on it.
I tend to keep to myself and 2016 was a major year of growth for me, along with some incredible and internal sadness. Do you know, as corny as it may sound to some people, one of the things that brightened my day?
People’s Facebook posts whether it is some news about work or family and most definitely pictures! I have dealt with depression for almost half of my life. (Which is really a topic I could write a lot on – and have written a little about) As I feel like I am melting into my covers during the day or night, I often scroll Facebook. The photos of your kids, the news of how far you’ve come on your blog, the news of a family vacation or even a night out with your spouse, maybe you made your grandma’s famous recipe — you name it — it can often be a bright spot. I am genuinely happy for any and all positive news. I am thrilled to see good things happen to those in my life.
I guess my point, besides the fact that you shouldn’t apologize for what you want to post, is that you never know how you’re affecting someone. Especially in a positive way!
I could ramble on and on about this but wanted to keep it to the point. I know there are people who can relate.